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Press Coverage*

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The SCORE program has received considerable press coverage since it began in 2001. It has been highlighted on local television and radio stations, in local newspapers, magazine articles, and newsletters of partner organizations. Listed here are materials available online.  A complete list of press coverage is available from The SCORE Team at (843) 953-9842.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) has also generated press releases and made many public presentations on the project.  Some presentations are available as power point or pdf files on this website under Related Information/Resources.

To find out more information on how you can assist with community outreach and awareness for this program, visit the Volunteer Opportunities: Outreach and Education section of this Web site.

Links to Online Newspaper Articles


Marine Institute Students help preserve oyster reefs
Beaufort Gazette, December 2, 2004

Oyster restoration project gets award
The Post and Courier, December 2, 2004

Volunteers recognized as pearls in oyster project
The Post and Courier, November 19, 2004

DNR needs help building oyster reefs
The Island Packet, May 31, 2004

Volunteers wanted to help with oyster restoration project
Lowcountry Now, May 27, 2004


Department of Natural Resources calls on local volunteers for oyster reef project
The Beaufort Gazette, August 27, 2003

Volunteers plant recycled shells
Georgetown Times, August 12, 2003

Students build oyster reef
The Beaufort Gazette, July 29, 2003

Girl Scouts, volunteers create home for oysters
The Post and Courier, July 8, 2003

Saving shellfish - project builds new oyster reefs
The Beaufort Gazette, June 11, 2003

Volunteers build three oyster reefs on river
The Island Packet, June 10, 2003

Shelling out help for oysters
The Island Packet, May 1, 2003

Messy monitoring tracks environmental progress
Lowcountry Now, April 30, 2003

Sun City man helps save the oysters
The Island Packet, March 27, 2003

Oyster shell recycling puts focus on solutions
The Island Packet, March 5, 2003

Recycling program targets reefs
The Island Packet, February 26, 2003


Oyster shell recycling project keeps growing
Lowcountry Now, November 30, 2002

More oyster revitalization in Beaufort
The Beaufort Gazette, July 20, 2002

Work continues on oyster reef
The Beaufort Gazette, June 28, 2002

Ceremony honors oyster reef efforts
The Island Packet, June 18, 2002

Scientists praise local volunteers for oyster-restoring efforts
Lowcountry Now, June 18, 2002

Reefs for the future
Georgetown Times, May 22, 2002

DNR evaluating man-made oyster beds
Lowcountry Now, May 7, 2002

Skull Creek artificial oyster reef produces results
The Island Packet, May 7, 2002

Volunteers, scientists assess reefs
The Beaufort Gazette, May 7, 2002

Creators of oyster habitat plan checkup
The Island Packet, May 4, 2002
Oyster restoration project a shell of a success
Lowcountry Now, April 25, 2002


Students get involved with oysters
Lowcountry Now, November 19, 2001

Beaufort Marine Institute joins oyster shell collection effort
The Beaufort Gazette, November 17, 2001

Volunteers made restoration of oyster project a success
Georgetown Times, September 2, 2001

Recycling oyster shells a scrumptious way to help environment
Lowcountry Now, August 2, 2001

Oyster reef gets help
Lowcountry Now, August 1, 2001

Project catches resident's eye
The Island Packet, July 30, 2001

Sun City man organizing 'save the oysters' campaign
Lowcountry Now, July 25, 2001

Recycled shells to aid oyster growth
Georgetown Times, July 25, 2001

Shells to aid in restoring oyster reefs
The Beaufort Gazette, May 4, 2001

Program will use shells for oyster conservation
The Island Packet, May 4, 2001

Oyster Day pays tribute to magical mollusk
The Island Packet, May 3, 2001

Events promote local oysters
The Island Packet, May 1, 2001

Project hopes to restore SC oyster habitats
The Beaufort Gazette, January 14, 2001

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Magazine Articles

Leasing and Restoration of Submerged Lands: Strategies for Community-based, Watershed-scale Conservation (pdf)
The Nature Conservancy, August 2002, Pages 31 - 32

Restoring the Reefs - When oysters faced a housing shortage, Scouts became builders (pdf)
Boys' Life, March 2002

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Links to Online Television Transcripts

Volunteers Help Create New Oyster Beds
WTOC-Channel 11, Savannah, GA, June 3, 2004

Volunteers Build Oyster Reefs
WSAV-Channel 3, Savannah, GA, June 2, 2004

Student volunteers for SCORE
Discovery Channel - Dirty Jobs Feature, July 2005

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Link to Online Newsletters and Reports

DNR Oyster Restoration Program Participates In 'Day of Caring', September 8, 2003

State of the Beach, 2005.
State reports: South Carolina. Surfrider Foundation.

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